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We recommend that our partner Biobanks aim for at least the NORMA Label
Efficient sample management is indeed a prerequisite to enable researchers to perform reliable and high-quality research.

NORMA Label

Standardization of the operational processes of a biobank

The NORMA Label guarantees the quality of the operational processes and the harmonization of practices at the Swiss level. In difference to the VITA Label, SBP examines the practices and processes of your biobank during an on-site visit.

Apply for a NORMA Label

We recommend that our partner Biobanks aim for at least the NORMA Label
Efficient sample management is indeed a prerequisite to enable researchers to perform reliable and high-quality research.

Norma labels
awarded

Scope

RESSOURCE MANAGEMENT

IT

  • IT security
  • Traceability

EQUIPMENT

  • Equipment calibration
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Equipment inventory
  • Critical consumable inventory

PERSONNEL

  • Roles
  • Job descriptions
  • Training

PROCESS MANAGEMENT

COLLECTION PROCESS

TRANSPORT PROCESS

RECEPTION PROCESS

PROCESSING PROCESS

STORAGE PROCESS

DISTRIBUTION PROCESS

METHODS

  • Quality control methods
  • Quality control results
  • Validation of methods
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